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Foil Vedanta responds to Tom Albanese on Vedanta in Zambia

Albanese and Shamenda, Zambia, Feb 201412th February 2014

Last week several articles were published in the Zambian media reporting on a press briefing held by Vedanta executive Tom Albanese following a ‘closed door meeting’ he held with Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda in Lusaka, Zambia, on the 7th February. Mr Albanese met with the Minister to refute claims made in Foil Vedanta‘s report ‘Copper Colonialism: Vedanta-KCM and the copper loot of Zambia, released to the Zambian press on January 31st. The report demonstrated that, contrary to their claims, Vedanta’s subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) are making considerable profit in Zambia and are guilty of casualising the labour force as well as causing severe environmental damage.

We want to respond to some of the claims made by Mr Albanese, and present more evidence of Vedanta’s campaign of misinformation here.

Please click this link to download the full report: Copper Colonialism: British Miner Vedanta KCM and the copper loot of Zambia

or read it online at this link.

Our response also has been printed in the Lusaka Times and national level debate around the report is documented in the Zambia Post newspaper.

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